February 23, 2015

Glass Half Full II Winner!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for this beautiful pattern!
It was fun reading your comments about what inspires you. 

Without further delay, the winner of the PDF pattern is .....

#7! Which belongs to Beth!! 

Congratulations Beth! I know you'll have fun with the pattern :)

Don't forget you can get the pattern and the quilt kit over on Craftsy.

February 17, 2015

Glass Half Full II [A Giveaway]

Many of you know my friend Lindsay Connor. She is amazingly talented in so many ways. Not only does she showcase her many talents on her own blog, Lindsay Sews, she is also the co-writer over at Craft Buds and is a regular contributor to Craft FoxesCraftsy and various quilty/crafty magazines. Oh, and did I mention she wrote the book Modern Bee ... Seriously, she is inspiring!

Glass Half Full II Quilt

A couple of weeks ago, Lindsay gave a sneak peek of a quilt she was quilting on her new Baby Lock Tiara II (I am so envious!), I instantly recognized her pattern Glass Half Full, but at a much larger scale. Last week, it was revealed that Glass Half Full II is now available as a quilt kit on the Craftsy site. After getting the kind of invitation any girl would love - to design a quilt using her favorite fabrics from the new Cotton + Steel 2015 collections - Lindsay redeveloped her original pattern to a twin size. Isn't it just gorgeous!!!

Glass Half Full II Quilt Detail

I stitched up this quilt top on my Baby Lock Melody and quilted it on my Tiara II (with my favorite free-motion rectangles pattern). It is completely luxurious to have so much room to move my quilt around without
rolling it into a tightly wound burrito.

Photo via Craftsy

Glass Half Full II measurs 65" x 89" and features 15 prints from 5 collections for the 2015 1st quarter from Cotton + Steel. Not an easy decision to make! Because Cotton + Steel fabrics play so well together, Lindsay's quilt turned out amazing! The kit features Lindsay's faves from:

          - Melody Miller's Playful collection
- Rashida Coleman-Hale's Mochi collection

- Alexia Abegg's Mesa collection

- Kim Kight's Cookie Book collection

- Sarah Watts's Tokyo Train Ride collection
The binding is a navy blue text print. The backing is XOXO in navy-blue.

The pattern comes with full-size templates, assembly diagrams, and tutorial-style color photos to guide you step by step.

See the Glass Half Full II pattern on Craftsy here.

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I'm giving away a PDF copy of the new Glass Half Full II quilt pattern. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what inspires you. Contest will run Saturday, February 21. Winner will be picked by Random and announced no later than Monday. Must have an email address to win.

Looking for more chances to win? You can enter again at Lindsay's blog.

Good luck!

Giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.

February 16, 2015

Row By Row

I had a pretty busy weekend, which mostly consisted of prepping my garden space for planting. Which also meant that if I was going to get any sewing done, it was going to be in the evening. I hoped to get a few rows done, but actually managed to get all my rows sewn!  

And then waited until morning to take pictures :)

I love the sun peeking through my window onto a freshly sewn pile of rows.

Maybe I'll get lucky and have the top finished by the end of the week!